A mother is preparing for a sponsored walk to thank the hospital staff who saved her son from a life-threatening blood disorder.
Alyson Rice plans to walk from Ninewells Hospital to Clydebank, setting off on October 12.
In February, her 18-year-old son Cody was diagnosed with the flu but his condition worsened and he was admitted to Ninewells.
In less than 48 hours he was in intensive care after being diagnosed with the bloodstream infection septicaemia.
Things went from bad to worse when Cody’s lungs started to collapse – the first of several times his mum was told her son was going to die.
He was transferred to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank where he had open heart surgery to remove an infection
After Cody had a second operation to remove a large clot from behind his lung, he was transferred back to Ninewells and was only allowed home about six months after his ordeal started.
Alyson, 46, from Abernyte, Perthshire, said: “It is only through the care and dedication of the most amazing medical team at ICU2 at the Golden Jubilee that Cody is still with us today.”
She now plans to recreate Cody’s journey by walking from Ninewells to Clydebank to raise money for the hospital team.